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Grilled Mozzarella, Pesto and Cherry Tomato Sandwich.

28 August 2020

The pesto I made a few days ago really came in handy for this little lunch sandwich. I finished it off with a drizzle of olive oil, balsamic vinegar and pine nuts. Nothing else needed!

Grilled Mozzarella, Pesto and Cherry Tomato Sandwich.

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By Saffron Serves: 2
Prep Time: 5 minutes Cooking Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes


  • 4 Slices whole-wheat or sour dough bread
  • 1 mozzarella ball, 125g - 150g
  • 3 tbsp pesto, store bought or homemade
  • 8-10 cherry tomatoes, sliced
  • Handful toasted pine-nuts
  • Drizzle of balsamic cream



Preheat the oven to 200°C


Slice the mozzarella into just under 1 cm slices, and divide over the 4 slices of bread.


Divide the tomatoes and the pesto over the mozzarella and place in on a baking sheet in the oven.


Bake for ± 8 minutes until cheese is bubbling.


I always like to turn on the grill for the last minute or so so the cheese turns a little brown.


Remove from the oven, drizzle with the balsamic cream and the pine-nuts (be careful though, the cheese and tomato will be very hot!)

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